The Olive Tree Market

Saturday 1 June 2019
11 days from now

Newcastle’s Cultural Precinct set to come alive!

Art, Design, Street Food, Live Music and More 
Saturday 1 June. Civic Park. 9am-3pm 

The Olive Tree Market invites the community of Newcastle to join us for our upcoming market on June 1st.

The cultural precinct of Newcastle will come alive with a celebration of creative community. Meander through a bustling collective of over 130 contemporary artists, designers, and street food purveyors, who will be showcasing their work. Relax to a talented line-up of local independent musicians and bands, picnic under the trees with friends and family, with a selection of delicious street food and drinks, from our talented foodies.

The Olive Tree Market will also share Civic Park on June 1st with the amazing Spiegeltent. Why not spend a day in the cultural precinct! Visitors can explore the market, visit Newcastle Art Gallery and finish the day at The Spiegeltent. 

Hot picks on Saturday 1 June include:

Talented silversmith Jes of JIKA artistic practice focuses on pared back aesthetic, and organic forms inspired by nature. Jes's work is ethically driven and she primarily works with reclaimed materials- sterling silver and recycled brass are her favourites. Browse JIKA’s unique collections and take home a special gift for a loved one, or a unique piece of jewellery for yourself, created with craftsmanship that will last for years to come.

Leiluca Ceramics
Jacquie Garcia of Leiluca Ceramics creates beautiful, functional ceramics. The majority of the artists work is made on the pottery wheel, using Australian stoneware clay and finished in glazes and colour palettes that are inspired by the natural environment.. Her recent collection of ceramic keep cups, have been incredibly popular, not only are they stylish, but are great for the environment, and beautiful to hold. Pick one up on  Saturday 1 June alongside home wares including platters, bowls and teapots and hanging planters.

Whitespace Crafts

Maker Wendy of Whitespace Crafts creates amazing green micro worlds in her geometric terrariums. If you’re looking for unique ways of bringing more plant life into a special corner of your home, then this is the stall to visit on Saturday 1 June.

Oscar and Matilda
Who loves a bit of leopard?! We know this will be a super popular print this Winter, so make sure that you come early to choose a pair of your own stunning statement earrings in Leopard print, from Olive Tree favourite Oscar and Matilda. Look for the most colour stall at our at our Winter market and you will have found maker Zoe Tjaranavas!

Emco Poro Kids Clothing- small batch Australian made kids clothing
We love the sweet vintage inspired outfits, in earthy new season tones, by sustainable Australian made children's label Emco Poro Kids.  If you love to support Australian made small batch creators, and for your kids to wear clothing that is made in beautiful fabrics, and styles that allow them to explore and be kids, then this is the stall to visit. Bring your little ones and enjoy a morning in the beautiful grounds of Civic Park.

Madams Handmade- wooden boards for special occasions
We are in love with the beautiful new picnic tables and serving boards, created by maker Maddison of Madams Handmade. Not only do the designs mean no more sand in your delicious food at beach picnics, but the boards make beautiful displays for special events, are handmade in Newcastle and they feature Maddie's unique pyrography-wood burning- artwork designs.

Big Bite Eco- food safe eco-storage with great designs
We love this gorgeous planet friendly eco-ware from new stallholder Big Bite Eco founder Seonaidh is an artist and multidisciplinary designer, and the innovative force behind these reusable, not to mention cute, sustainable alternatives to plastics. Created  from responsibly sourced, and hard wearing eco-friendly materials from around the globe, often utilising waste byproducts from other industries- such as bamboo husk fibre we have found our new go to for packing lunch for work and picnics!

Discover our expanding street food line-up~ featuring The Bao Brothers
The Bao Brothers are coming! David Griffin and Nathan Martin are the creators of Bao Brothers Eatery and have travelled the world to bring you their contemporary version of Taiwanese street food. The talented foodie duo specialise in Bao's - which literally means steamed bun in Taiwanese. Their contemporary Asian flavors bring the street-food culture of Gua Baos to a whole new level. Think mouth watering combinations packed full of flavour. Make sure to try the amazing Braised Pork, Pickled cucumber, hoisin, peanut praline and coriander bao or if you are a vegetarian don’t miss the Miso mushroom, panko crumbs, soy mayo, pickled ginger, crispy shallots and spring onion bao. Delicious!

The food line-up will also feature an expanding line-up of amazing street food stalls, as well as vegan and vegetarian options for our growing planet conscious audience. Treats from Covered in Crumbs, Choux Patisserie, Fif La Femme, gluten free donuts from GF Donuts. Sample savoury street food including Zaytoona Middle Eastern, Thai from Schillykickk, Turkish from Master Gozleme and Chinese dumplings from Nan’s Dumplings.

Live Music- six feature acts of live independent music.

Did you know that every market day The Olive Tree Market feature six amazing sets of live independent music.  Discover musicians including Lachlan Edwards, The Dew Cats, and Crazy Old Maurice.

Upcoming dates:

  • Saturday 1 June
  • Saturday 13 July
  • Saturday 3 August
  • Saturday 7 September
  • Saturday 5 October
  • Saturday 2 November and Saturday 16
  • Saturday 7 December and Saturday 21 




Civic Park
Corner King and Darby Streets